TA Approval Update

March 25, 2010

Tentative Agreement

At Tuesday night’s Board meeting the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the TA. Assistant Superintendent Lovely introduced the TA item and mentioned that she appreciated that the Association (CSEA) had worked collaboratively with the District. Board members commented that they were glad to see that an agreement could be reached that was approved by both sides.

Contributed by,

Brady Bailo LRR


PAC News Flash 03-24-10

March 24, 2010

March 24, 2010

 Passage of Landmark National Health Care Reform

 Sunday night, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass landmark national health care reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) and the Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872).  The United States Senate is expected to act on H.R. 4872 this week.  HR 3590 was signed into law yesterday.

 CSEA supported both of these historic health care reform bills.  Highlights of the bills include:


Care for Kids

March 23, 2010

In recent months, there have been many questions posed to our Chapter Leadership. Among those, ‘What will happen to my children, if I am let go by the District.” Well, your negotiating team worked hard to keep at bay such a thing.

Here now is a listing of “Low and No Cost Health Clinics and Offices” that has been made available to you, thanks to your Chapter President. It is up to you to find which ones fit your needs and will adjust to certain criteria.

Click on this “Community Clinics” to view or print the listing.


CSEA Job Steward Training

March 20, 2010

Please join us for
Basic Job Steward Training

This twelve hour workshop will give you the essential elements you need to begin representing other classified employees in your work place.  After completing this course you will be eligible to attend the advanced job steward retreat in 2011.

•When:        Saturday, April 17, 2010
(1st Session)
and
                     Saturday, April 24, 2010
(2nd Session)

 

•Where:      Orange Field Office
                               326 West Katella Avenue
                  Orange, CA 92867

 

•Time:           8:30 am (registration)  
                  9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Please RSVP to 714/532-7122

♦Continental breakfast & Lunch Will Be Provided 

Please don’t forget to RSVP – Thank You – See You There

Click here for PDF


CSEA Furlough Day Q & A

March 12, 2010

Employees and their supervisors have been working together to mutually agree on a Floating Furlough Day to make up for the furlough day other employees took off on February 23rd.  We are posting this to further clarify the process for classified staff to arrange their Floating Furlough Day.

What are the three furlough days all classified employees must take?

All classified employees will take the following furlough days.  Time Exception Reports will not be required to record these three days:

·         Friday, April 2, 2010

·         Monday, April 12, 2010

·         Friday, May 28, 2010

Do I have to complete a Time Exception Report for the Floating Furlough Day?

Yes, you must complete a Time Exception Report for the Floating Furlough Day once it has been taken.  Record your absence as Personal Leave Without Pay and indicate ‘Furlough Day’ in the comment section.

How will my pay check be affected?

The four furlough days will be deducted evenly over the next four months.  Your check will be docked one day of pay for the next four pay periods beginning with the April 10th check and ending with the July 10th check, regardless of when you take your furlough day.

How will the Floating Furlough Day be determined?

Currently there is a March 15th deadline for employees to provide three possible dates to their Supervisor for the Floating Furlough Day.  In order to allow a more reasonable amount of time for employees to get their furlough day questions answered, this deadline is being extended to March 30th.

Employees who have not already submitted their Floating Furlough Day may use the Floating Furlough Day form or email their preferred Floating Furlough Day options to their supervisors.

Substitutes will not be provided so employees and supervisors must work together to select a mutually agreed upon date that does not require a substitute and that is least disruptive to our students.

 What if a supervisor and an employee can’t mutually agree on a selected date for a Floating Furlough?

If an employee and supervisor can not mutually agree on a Floating Furlough Day, then the employee will select his/her last working day during 2009/2010 as the Floating Furlough Day.

Employees have until June 30, 2010 to take their Floating Furlough Day.

What if I am a Special Education Aide?

Special education aides have asked who they should work with to establish their furlough days.  Special education aides should submit their request for the Floating Furlough Day to the teacher of record.  Decisions regarding scheduling of furlough dates will be made by teachers in communication with their principals.

Is there an option to use one of the Spring Break Days (April 6, 7, 8, 9) as a Floating Furlough Day?

The attached list will help employees understand if they have the option of taking a spring break day as a Floating Furlough Day.  Classifications that are highlighted in yellow do not have the option of taking their Floating Furlough Day during Spring break.

Click This Attachment: CSEA_Spring_Break_Options

Here is your form:09_10_CSEA_Furlough_Form


Ratificaton Meeting Update

March 8, 2010

On March 8 th 2010 your CSEA leadership met with members and held the Ratification Vote.
The Ratification Meeting was held at the Boardroom at the District offices.
The turn out for the meeting was excellent and representatives from all Classifications were present.
Lunch time was so well attended we had to provide a second lunch .
15 New members were signed up and were able to vote after paying their first month’s dues of $2.00.
The Agreement passed and was ratified with 97 % of the votes cast.
Your leadership was pleased by the turn out and your warm support for the negotiation team was very welcome.
Thank you for turning out in such large numbers and making today such a success.